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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A new, 9,000-square-foot fire station at Empie Park is almost complete, according to a spokesperson for the City of Wilmington, and an open house will be held in July.
The new station will replace the old one, which was demolished when mold was detected in the building.
The new station is said to have a similar design to that of the Seagate Fire Station on Oleander Drive. It also has an additional 880 square feet to help accommodate large fire equipment.
An artifact from the World Trade Center will be displayed in a memorial garden to honor fallen firefighters in Wilmington.
The memorial’s completion is expected to begin in 2013.
Construction on the building began in August 2011, and the $2 million project has stayed on schedule and within budget.
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